Colin Hodgkinson, Ph.D. (Staff Scientist) joined LNG in 2003 and leads the DNA/Data core. He directs high throughput sequencing and genotyping, genetic linkage, and functional genetic analyses and oversees the iPSC production. He has used GWAS to identify multiple genes influencing the electroencephalogram, and to analyze the genetic determinants of suicide. He is currently using NGS to identify genes in animal models (mouse, rat, fruit fly) selected for varied response to alcohol and other drugs (cocaine, methamphetamine). He is also identifying candidate genes for Borderline Personality Disorder through screening for rare variants by exome sequencing.